Science on the Sofa

Collateral Global are a UK-based public health organisation analysing and publishing data on the impacts of the pandemic response globally. They offer a range of excellent resources on multiple topics. Yesterday they published a video, Two Years On: a Q&A session between Professors Jay Bhattacharya and John Ioannidis, both Infectious Disease Epidemiologists at the Stanford … More Science on the Sofa

One Truth and Other Truths

The first sign that something was very wrong in the Covid-19 response was the aggressive silencing of public health experts. In early 2020 John Ioannidis, one of the world’s most eminent Infectious Disease Epidemiologists, was censored, character assassinated, and his elderly mother threatened, after Ioannidis published a study on the infection fatality rate of Covid-19. … More One Truth and Other Truths

Clash of the Titans

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, was asked to speak about vaccine hesitancy in this television interview in August. He replied that the situation is critical and the luxury to think about it therefore doesn’t exist. He explained that “the decision not to vaccinate will not affect only your health or your life, but the lives … More Clash of the Titans

Exposing Errors

Canadian scientist Professor Denis Rancourt is a physicist and statistical analyst. He has been lead scientist on many large projects, with over 100 papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals and has been a peer reviewer on many hundreds of scientific papers. Previously he published frequently on ResearchGate, but after his first research paper on … More Exposing Errors

Lockdown Lament

Asking questions is at the heart of science. Science is not an institution and not an authority. Science is never settled. It is forever evolving through conjecture and criticism. Questions form the basis of all scientific inquiry and scientific progress. Without challenging existing concepts – usually held by a majority – there is no new … More Lockdown Lament

Evidence Based Public Health and Political Conspiracy

Every cloud has a silver lining. Discovering Professor John Ioannidis would have to be one of the best silver linings of the Covid pandemic response. The Inaugural Lecture of the European University of Cyprus Public Health Lecture Series features a presentation by Ioannidis. Described as a paragon of evidence based medicine and meta-research, famous for … More Evidence Based Public Health and Political Conspiracy